pallanoph's avatar

Autumnal: WIP 3

By pallanoph
273 Favourites
:iconfacepalmplz: I'm ashamed to say it, but it can be no other way... this piece will not be finished in time for the Spectrum 17 competition. I repeat: This will not be finished in time for this year's submission deadline. That said, I have all intentions of finishing it properly for next year. So don't you go booing me yet! :iconstaresplz: This will need months of polishing before I am satisfied with it.

This concludes my disclaimer for those who are likely to ask about it. :XD:

Again, more progress. (And here I thought I'd sworn off stating the obvious!) Progress is very slow, for a host of reasons. Besides, most, if not all of you should know that these sorts of works also require time for reflection. You don't just hammer things out like so, at least, not all the time. I go in bursts where I can work rapidly, but there needs to be spaces where I ponder the piece in between. Again, obviously. :lol:

I will give my brief apologies now to my commissioners for taking on this project at the same time. It will be put on hold in hopes that I find some time to work on your commissions. :forgiveme:

Previous WIP shots: [link] [link]
Original sketch: [link]

Specs: Watercolor, acrylics, ink, and colored pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot pressed 300 lb watercolor paper, 22 x 30 inches. (55.88 x 76.2 cm)

Enough of my yapping. :roll: *sleep*

Art (C) April Schumacher. All rights reserved.
Image size
1800x1343px 1.09 MB
© 2010 - 2020 pallanoph
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Eleirinio's avatar
how do you do the effect with the clouds in the backround???
Mythee's avatar
It's going to be beautiful when it is finishedddd @v@
Donnervogel's avatar
I love it! even unfinished it looks great, love the colouring =)
YouCouldSayIGotLost's avatar
You did this....with watercolours?
Karelin's avatar

we are waiting fore the whole art :)
Anita117's avatar
This deserves a daily Deviation tittle!!!
Narufan90's avatar
I can't wait to see the finished piece!
AdriaGrey's avatar
How did you achieve that marbled/webbed effect on the sky? Is that just salt on watercolor?
pallanoph's avatar
Indeed it is. :nod: Looks like I forgot to put that in the description this time around, oh dear! :giggle:
MetalVespid's avatar
Omg that's AMAZINGGGG! :D
awsmdragonqueen's avatar
Oh, I love the update, the mane is intense!!! :excited:
Sshorty's avatar
you gotta be kidding me!!! ARE YOU HUMAN?!!! no human could do work THIS good!!! omg im speechless! D: its too good to be true...
pallanoph's avatar
Of course I'm human! :giggle: Lots of time, patience, and hard work... :nod:
Sshorty's avatar
woah. well... thats just unreal then D: i am jealous! but also inspiried! ^^
AquanTheDemon's avatar
Holy shit! O.O
L o v e it even if it is a work in progress!
Goonlalagoon's avatar
It's looking great.
transcevocare's avatar
i love seeing the progress on this!
v-smoke's avatar
This is looking gorgeous. Best of luck for next year! It's better to spend the times necessary than to rush and be unhappy.
pallanoph's avatar
Thank you! And I completely agree... too many potentially good pieces suffer from a deadline crunch. *sigh*
zephyrwolfen's avatar
Absolutely out of this world! :iconwowplz: I'm beyond impressed with this - I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like ^^ :D
pallanoph's avatar
:giggle: I can only hope it won't take too much longer, and that I won't forget to finish it. :XD:
zephyrwolfen's avatar
Aww, I think you're well on the way to finishing it, and don't worry, you won't forget it :D ^^
evanjensen's avatar
Looking really good, April. The tree-ism of the beast is particularly nice, and I didn't get it til this stage.

So.. Lisa n' I are wondering how you remix colors such as the sky once you stop painting for a few days and continue in the same area later on. You match very well.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In